workplace education Articles

  • Partnering for sustainability in the workplace

    There is nothing very sustainable about many workplaces. Doing something about it can be expensive, but even when large sums have been spent on design and construction, much of the benefit relies on the cooperation of staff. A more sustainable strategy than the capital investment alone, is to make the workplace more sustainable in the way employees operate in it. More specifically, the key to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Anti-Bullying Week and the Workplace

    ‘Keep Calm’ but don’t just ‘Carry On’ As you may likely know – particularly if you follow Twitter hashtags – this week is England’s ‘Anti Bullying Week’ being promoted under the theme of ‘Power for Good’. Typical of such campaigns, the focus of the week is on tackling bullying among school ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development.

    It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • How to Handle the Aftermath of a Workplace Injury

    Accidents happen – it’s an unfortunate reality for many employees, who are susceptible to accidents at work, and employers, who often are monetarily liable for medical bills and reparations after the fact. While the proper precautions can significantly lessen the risks associated with workplace injuries, employers should be aware of the proper processes following an accident. To ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Don’t let the bugs win – Preventing workplace infections

    Taking steps to improve hygiene at work Hygiene has been the focus of many surveys and studies undertaken by various organisations including BUPA, G4S, Which? and the University of Arizona. What they have discovered is toilet facilities have improved drastically over the last 10 years to the point of being a type of “showcase” for companies on how much they appreciate and ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Safety Smart Employers Promote Workplace Wellness

    June is National Safety Month and an opportunity for all of us to raise health and safety awareness. This can be at work, at home, and in our lives in general. Last week we talked about employers encouraging their workplaces to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

    Whether we’re talking about safety violations in retail store like Dollar Tree or an unsafe lab environment at an educational institution like ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Get a leg up with Green Real Estate Education

    My company Green Real Estate Education works 24/7 to get agents and mortgage professionals to understand how important they are in the energy and climate issues we all face. The built environment contributes to adding such unhealthy levels of Co2 and other gasses into the atmosphere. Knowing that existing homes and building need to drastically change is a monumental task.Being invited to teach at ...


    By Green Education On Line

  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • How to Deal with Asbestos Exposure in Your Workplace: Advice for Managers

    Industrial mangers are faced with hundreds of responsibilities each day. Ensuring worker safety should be at the top of their priority list – especially when it comes to asbestos. Do you work in management at a construction site or industrial occupation? Here’s what you can do to promote asbestos safety: Conduct ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Managing compliance: How to transition to GHS in the workplace in five easy steps

    Many countries around the world have adopted the GHS, and the United States is scheduled to finalize its rule by January 2012, which will make global hazcom compliance much easier for U.S. companies. On Oct. 25, 2011, OSHA sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final rule to adopt the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as ...


    By 3E Company

  • How to Deal with Asbestos Exposure in your Workplace – Advice for Industrial Building Owners

    Building owners play one of the primary roles in preventing asbestos exposure at the workplace. When constructing a building – or leasing out an existing facility that contains asbestos – building owners can take several steps that ensure safety on the premesis. Only purchase asbestos-free building materials for ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How to deal with asbestos exposure in your workplace: advice for industrial workers

    At one point, more than 75 different industries exposed workers to asbestos. Even though these industries have been made safer by regulations from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, many workers still come in contact with asbestos products that remain at their jobsites. Although most industrial employees face some form of asbestos exposure risks during their career, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What Works and What Doesn`t: Young Professionals` Perspectives on the Use of Technology to Recruit, Train, Educate, and Communicate

    ABSTRACTAs many water industry employees of the baby boom generation begin to retire, companies are struggling to find the best ways to recruit and train Young Professionals to fill the newly created gaps. Technology is a crucially important tool in this process and it can be used correctly to motivate YPs or misused and go to waste. In this paper and presentation, Young Professionals offer their ...

  • FORUM 3: Teaching 'lessons learned'

    Occasionally, past bad experiences and mistakes are discussed in the class. The idea is to advise the students not to step into the same mistakes made by others. Although it is somewhat on the negative side, teaching 'lessons learned' indeed is an effective way of passing knowledge to students in addition to teaching what is considered the standard procedures and methods to be followed in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Control Banding

    This is an educational whitepaper on control banding.  Control Banding is a tool to control health hazards in the workplace. It is a complementary approach to protecting worker health by focusing resources on exposure controls. The control banding process determines “bands” on how to control exposure (e.g., ventilation, engineering controls, containment, etc.) through the ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • Occupational Skin Exposure

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that occupational skin disease is the second most common type of occupational disease, indicating that employee education regarding skin protection is needed. In an occupational setting, employees have the potential to absorb both liquids and gases through their skin.  Skin exposure can occur through direct contact ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • My Business is working with hazardous materials: What Do I need to know about WHMIS?

    Almost all Canadian jurisdictions have  updated from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 and incorporated elements of the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS. WHMIS requirements place the responsibility on employers to ensure the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to WHMIS controlled products.  Employers must ensure that workers are educated about the hazards of controlled products ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Safety Training and Environmental Safety for Workers

    Safety training is a necessary part of an employment environment since it helps workers to remain free from harm and injury while performing their duties in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency that mandates, educates and enforces workplace safety practices for specific fields of employment. Employees typically learn how to safely ...


    By OSEA

  • Effects of Headroom on the Performance of the Displacement Ventilation System

    IntroductionIn recent years an increasing amount of health evidence from building occupants has confirmed the existence of sick building syndrome (SBS). This is where occupants within a building begin to report feelings of nausea, headaches and general feelings of illness. Additional symptoms of this health problem include eye, nose and throat irritation, coughing and fatigue. The fact that most ...


    By SAGE Publications

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